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Cantor Eyes Food Stamp, Farm Bill Split
Thu Jun 27, 2013 04:55 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones) -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., trying to find a way to revive the failed farm bill, is giving "serious consideration" to splitting funding for food stamps from core farm programs that need reauthorizing, a senior Republican aide said.

The legislation was unexpectedly rejected in a House vote last week. Since then, House leaders have been mulling legislative strategies to get the bill through the House.

Around 80% of the funding authorized by the farm bill goes to food-stamp programs for lower-income people, with the rest of the bill detailing federal support for the agricultural sector. ...

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